FORESHADOWING: ISREAL SAYS MISSING MALAYSIAN FLIGHT To Be Used As A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Video of my interview âOn The Recordâ: Israeli officials on heightened alert after Malaysian jetliner disappears. âWeâre watching a spell-binding international geopolitical thriller.â
(Washington, D.C.) â âTop Israeli defense officials have hurriedly put in place a confidential list of secret security measures in light of the baffling disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet that experts fear could become a weapon of mass destruction if in the wrong hands,â Fox NewsÂ reportedÂ last night.
âWith no trace of Beijing-bound flight MH370 after nine days, one of several theories that has emerged is that the plane was hijacked to Iran, where it could be turned into a massive and devastating weapon,â Fox reported. âÂ Two Iranian passengers are known to have been aboard, travelling on false passports. While Israeli officials did not confirm any suspicions regarding Iran, experts said it is not a stretch to point the finger at Israelâs middle east nemesis.â
Last night, I wentÂ âOn The Recordâ with Greta Van SusterenÂ to discuss the Israeli angle to this bizarre and developing story.
âWe are watching a spell-binding international geopolitical thriller,â I told Greta. âIâm a novelist â post (working for) Netanyahu. This is playing out moment by moment in a mystery that everyone wants to know what the answer is, and the Israelis have a specific concern. Theyâre watching a security environment deteriorate all around them. Syria is imploding. Youâve got chemical weapons that were supposed to be removed, now what will the Russians do? So theyâre watching this very closely, and theyâre probably a target, among others.â
Greta asked if the Israelis have specific intelligence indicating they were responding to.
âI canât answer that question,â I replied. âBut hereâsÂ what theyÂ [Israel]Â do know â al Qaeda, Iran, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, everyone wants them hitâŠ.So you have to take every precaution.â
Iran released a video recently showing an Iranian attack on Tel Aviv. We know two Iranians using stolen passports were on the Malaysian flight. As more evidence emerges, officials are indicating that the flightâs course was deliberately changedÂ from a heading towards China to a direction that could potentially have taken the plane to India,Â Afghanistan, Pakistan, or even on to Iran orÂ in the Middle East.
Worst case scenario: the plane was eitherÂ hijacked by Radical Islamic terrorists â or the pilots, who are Muslim, were radicalized and part of the plot â and the plane was made to disappear so that it could be used for a 9/11-style attack, or even as a weapon of mass destruction. God forbid.
Greta noted weâre not hearing much from the U.S. government.
âActually, youâre not hearingÂ from any country except Israel about taking increased security measures. Thatâs how sensitive the Israelis are to thisâŠ.They havenât lost a plane of their own since 1968. Nobody has hijacked an Israeli plane. But once you have a situation in a place where al Qaeda held a conference, in a region where itâs so clearly no-manâs land in the sense of security, that every interview youâve had describes the Malaysian military doesnât know [what happened] or even haveÂ a protocol for how to keep track of a plane like this, so the threat is realâŠ.Itâs a thriller we hope gets solved safely and quickly.â